The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

DVD - 2020
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A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2020]
Edition: DVD
Branch Call Number: HORROR 791.43616 LIGHTHOUSE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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lindy919
Jan 20, 2020

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Uhggggg.
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We get it: he's going mad!
We get it: he's both of them
We get it: the light and lighthouse are metaphors (something, something, Proteus & Prometheus)
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If you like being repeatedly battered over the head with the same idea again and again then, CONGRATS, this movie is for you. And, BONUS, it's in black & white and standard aspect ratio for those that hate their modern TV!
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OPL_DavidD Jan 19, 2020

The director of The Witch, Robert Eggers gives another authentic historical folk horror story that draws you into another world. Both leads deliver excellent performances to keep the viewer captivated by a strange tale of deception and madness at the edge of the ocean.

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Ace4aDay
Jan 18, 2020

Combining elements of Lovecraft and Greek mythology with an an isolated island battered by fierce storms makes for a fine yarn. Filmed in 35mm and presented black and white to for a truly antiquated look. It's weird but it all works so well together. It is very open for interpretation and may work for those who rely on tons of CGI and having everything spelled out for them.

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Ace4aDay
Jan 18, 2020

Combining elements of Lovecraft and Greek mythology with an an isolated island battered by fierce storms makes for a fine yarn. Filmed in 35mm and presented black and white to for a truly antiquated look. It's weird but it all works so well together. It is very open for interpretation and may work for those who rely on tons of CGI and having everything spelled out for them.

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jimg2000
Jan 16, 2020

Unlike another lighthouse keeper thriller, the 2018 "The Vanishing" with Gerard Butler, this psychological drama has no defined premise. Instead, through archaic dialogue (turn on subtitles,) the film explores two "wickies" struggles in confronting their inner demons and the force of nature. Breaking a work rule (against regulations) seals their fate.

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blatherpuss
Jan 12, 2020

Beans? SPILLED!!
Seagulls? WRECKED!!
Mermaids? SCREECHING!!
Lighthouses? METAPHORICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ALL THAT IS UNATTAINABLE IN LIFE NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU CLAW YOUR WAY TOWARD IT!!
William Dafoe? Makes... he makes pretty good lobster...

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wiredonjava
Dec 31, 2019

Outstanding performances. Super creepy.

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mamabadger56
Dec 11, 2019

This is a brilliantly creepy horror story, about two men marooned on a lighthouse station, slowly going mad; but with strange, supernatural overtones. The two lead actors work incredibly well together. Probably not for everyone, as it is cryptic and has some fairly gruesome scenes, but an amazing film.

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